Daimonji Festival www3.nhk.or.jp

Huge bonfires on mountains lit up Japan's old capital, Kyoto, on Wednesday night in an annual Buddhist ceremony.

One bonfire on a mountainside formed the shape of the Chinese character meaning "lar...

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For Yosakoi Fans www3.nhk.or.jp

Teams of energetic dancers from across Japan have competed on the final day of Yosakoi Festival, the biggest summer event in Kochi, western Japan.

The 64th edition of the Yosakoi dance festival wra...

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The Yayoi Kusama Museum to Open in Shinjuku in October www.spoon-tamago.com

Yayoi Kusama, one of Japan’s most prolific and successful artists, is opening her own museum in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward. The 5-story structure will open to the public on October 1st, 2017.

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Haruo Nakajima, Man Inside Godzilla Suit, Dies at 88 variety.com

Haruo Nakajima, who was the man inside the monster suit for every "Godzilla" film from the 1954 original to 1972's "Godzilla vs. Gigan," died Monday (Aug. 7), according to Variety, citing "Godzilla...

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Roland announces Kodo - world’s first electronic taiko drum www.japantrends.com

Japanese electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland has teamed up with Kodo, a taiko traditional drumming company, to provide the world’s first electronic Japanese taiko.

Although still in d...

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Olympic Mascots www3.nhk.or.jp

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have begun accepting design entries for the Games' mascots.

Acceptance of the Internet-only applications began at noon on Tuesday. About 200 pe...

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The Tokyoiter Illustration Project www.thetokyoiter.com

The Tokyoiter is made by illustration and drawing freaks who are willing to present the talent of artists they like to a larger audience. Some of us are illustrators and some are just living in Tok...

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Viral Artist Mixes Coffee Cups, Tokyo & Instagram blog.gaijinpot.com

“Sometimes, I pick coffee based on how big the cup is,” says the 30-year-old with a smile.

That’s because it affects his style of creating coffee-cup illustrations that explore everyday life in in ...

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A place to pray, and cosplay the-japan-news.com

SASAYAMA, Hyogo — Daikokuji temple in Sasayama is dubbed the “Shoso-in of the Tanba area” after the repository in Nara that dates back to the eighth century. Tanba is the area in Hyogo Prefecture w...

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'The Japanese House' exhibition at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo www.blouinartinfo.com

The National Museum of Modern Art presents "The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945” at their Tokyo venue.

The exhibition is an attempt to introduce 75 houses by 56 groups of Japanese ...

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